[incomplete] Tricks and Treason – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, two tribes betray the Prophet and receive punishment: Banu Nadir and Banu Qurayzah. The battle of the Moat (al khandaq) occurs; despite the great danger that the Muslims were subjected to, they managed to win using smart war tactics. [The summary of this chapter is incomplete]

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The Bastard of Istanbul – A Quick Review

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

… some among the Armenians in the Diaspora would never want the Turks to recognize the genocide. If they do so, they’ll pull the rug out from under our feet and take the strongest bond that unites us. Just like the Turks have been in the habit of denying their wrongdoing, the Armenians have been in the habit of savoring the cocoon of victim hood. Apparently, there are some old habits that need to be changed on both sides.

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Teachings and Defeat – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, we read about the Prophet’s gentleness and respect in his daily life: with the poor, with his daughter Fatima, with his wife Aisha, with the Najran Christians… The author also recounts the battle of Uhud, the defeat and the Prophet’s reaction.

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Medina, Life and War – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, the Meccans react to the Prophet’s settlement, the battle of Badr occurs and Banu Qaynuqa, a Jewish tribe in Medina, commit treason.

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Hijrah – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, the Prophet performs his hijrah journey and settles in Madina. The author discusses the spiritual meaning of hijrah, what tawakkul is in Islam and how the Prophet formed the first Islamic community.

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Trials, Elevation, and Hope – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, Muslims regained some strength due to the Islam of Umar and Hamzah RA. Then, Quraysh united again against them, agreeing not to interact with them. A year of sorrow passed, then the Prophet was raised in the night journey. By the end of this chapter, the Prophet was given permission to migrate to Yathrib.

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